May 19, 2010 in LGBT Rights, Politics
Suck it, all of you liberal-hater Wordsmokers.
Okay, yeah. Glenn says it much more succinctly and better than I did (natch). But what he says always has been and is my point. One’s sexuality is part of one’s identity. The closet is a denial of that identity.
And if one’s identity–whether that be hetero- or homosexual–is nothing to be ashamed of, then why shouldn’t heterosexuality (Samuel Alito’s wife sat prominently in the front row during his Senate confirmation hearing) and homosexuality be treated equally when it comes to Supreme Court nominee hearings?
I wouldn’t be surprised if “closetedness” became a recognized mental illness at some point in the next several decades.
P.S. I don’t really think everyone who disagreed with me is a “liberal-hater.” Not all of you were liberal, and only some of you were haters. Some of you meant well. But most of you were–and remain–wrong.
May 15, 2010 in LGBT Rights, Politics
Were you up late on Friday? And were you reading the best LGBT blog on the internet?
If not, then you probably missed the fact that President Obama, our self-proclaimed “fierce advocate” for equal rights for LGBT citizens has, once again, refused to insist on a repeal of the odious “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy in the latest military funding bill, despite his rousing State of the Union Speech a few months ago.
Obama refuses to put his money where his mouth is on this issue. Rather than rail at all you Wordsmokers about why Obama’s stubborn refusal to do the right thing on LGBT rights, DADT, the Defense of Marriage Act, and the rest of the laws and social conventions that force gays and gender non-conforming citizens into the closet is so terribly wrong, I’m just going to post an excerpt from one servicemember’s letter to his Commander-in-Chief. It lays out better than I ever could why these policies–and the posture behind them–are so profoundly unjust.
For those of you who think one’s sexual orientation ought not to matter and is no one’s business when it comes to public service, I encourage you to read the entire document:
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